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A Life Lost: Jackson Is Haunted by a Secret from His Past Copertina flessibile – 18 febbraio 2021
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Jackson is aggressive, confrontational and often volatile. His mother, Kayla, is crippled with grief after tragically losing her husband and eldest son. Struggling to cope, she puts Jackson into foster care.
Cathy, his carer, encourages Jackson to talk about what has happened to his family, but he just won’t engage. His actions continue to test and worry everyone.
Then, in a dramatic turn of events, the true reason for Jackson’s behaviour comes to light …
Cathy Glass' book 'A Family Torn Apart' was a Sunday Times bestseller w/c 10-10-2022.
Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.
Cathy has written 16 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell.
- Editore : HarperElement (18 febbraio 2021)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Copertina flessibile : 336 pagine
- ISBN-10 : 0008436614
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008436612
- Peso articolo : 230 g
- Dimensioni : 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 688 in Adozione e affidamento
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This latest book is no exception. Poor Cathy, having to turn over her home to Jackson and his 2 sisters, and continue a reasonable routine on very little sleep, how does she do it? Me, I’d have given up, especially when Jackson became violent towards her. But as always, she kept calm and carried on. What a woman!
It was good to be “involved” with Cathy’s family too. How Lucy was coping with baby Emma, the forthcoming wedding plans of Adrian and Kirsty, the good news that Paula had been successful in landing a permanent job. And the very sad news of Cathy’s mum having passed away in her sleep. Again, Cathy’s parents have always been a part of her books, involved and supportive of their daughter, her family and her fostering. It brought a tear to my eye, although I did have a feeling throughout this book that something was a little amiss with Nana.
Yet again Cathy Glass has produced another well written and compassionate true story and I look forward to reading the next chapter in her fostering memoirs. I know I won’t be disappointed.
308 pages and 29 chapters so I expected another fairly easy read.
This is a recent story, quickly established by the age of Cathy's children.
Jackson's story starts with the honesty and straightforward approach that is always used by this author. She shares her concerns with the reader but never lets them cloud her judgement when dealing with the child. She always tells the truth (when she is allowed) to the child and here she gives Jackson the space to talk about what has happened to him. It's interesting to read that foster parents do not get training to counsel their children as they often have more contact with damaged children than any other, more qualified, professionals.
CG has a modern approach to most facets of society so it always makes me smile when she used some old fashioned phrases such as "you could have knocked me down with a feather".
This is the first of her books that I have read where there is reference to her writing. It is clear that this is a big part of her life and very important to her.
As usual the book progresses and the reader engages more with the child, eager to get to the end and find out how the story concludes - of course this is very current and time has not moved on so we don't get the usual update.
I read this book in 24 hours, it is an easy read with some disturbing subject matter.
Another different case for Cathy, and a few other of her own family matters woven in. As usual, very readable, a quick page-turner which keeps you interested and intrigues, and provides a good insight into the daily life of a Foster carer.